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January 8, 2018

Prevalence and Effects of Functional Vitamin K Insufficiency: The PREVEND Study (Riphage et al.)

Matrix Gla Protein (MGP) is a strong vitamin K-dependent inhibitor of soft tissue calcification. Researchers assessed the…

January 8, 2018

Calcific aortic valve stenosis: hard disease in the heart (Peeters et al.)

Calcific aortic valve stenosis (CAVS) is common in the ageing population and set to become an increasing…

September 22, 2017

Vitamins K1 and K2: the emerging group of vitamins required for human health (Schwalfenberg GK)

A Canadian researcher sought to review the evidence for the use of vitamin K supplementation in clinical…

September 22, 2017

Vitamin K2 supplementation and arterial stiffness among renal transplant recipients: a single-arm, single-center clinical trial (Mansour et al.)

A new study of renal transplant recipients, a group shown to express subclinical vitamin K deficiency and…

September 22, 2017

Evaluation of antitumor effects of vitamin K2 (menaquinone-7) nanoemulsions modified with sialic acid-cholesterol conjugate (Shi et al.)

Numerous studies have recently shown that vitamin K has antitumor effects in a variety of tumor cells,…

June 30, 2017

The risk of nephrolithiasis is causally related to inactive matrix Gla protein, a marker of vitamin K status: a Mendelian randomization study in a Flemish population (Wei et al.)

Nephrolithiasis (kidney stones) is the clinical condition characterized by the formation of crystal aggregates in the urinary…

June 30, 2017

High Dephosphorylated-Uncarboxylated MGP in Hemodialysis patients: risk factors and response to vitamin K2, A pre-post intervention clinical trail. (Aoun et al.)

Vascular calcifications are highly prevalent in hemodialysis patients. Dephosphorylated-uncarboxylated MGP (dpucMGP) was found to increase in vitamin…

April 26, 2017

The Strategy to Prevent and Regress the Vascular Calcification in Dialysis Patients (Chen et al.)

A new review paper published in BioMed Research International examines the current strategy and treatments for vascular…

April 25, 2017

Subclinical atherosclerosis is linked to small intestinal bacterial overgrowth via vitamin K2-dependent mechanisms (Ponziani et al.)

The results of an observational study that have recently been published in the World Journal of Gastroenterology…

April 25, 2017

The synergistic association between vitamin D and vitamin K with incident hypertension (Van Ballegooijen et al.)

A group of Dutch scientists from the Department of Health Sciences of the VU University Amsterdam conducted…

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